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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
torn apart by mass shooting. >> he will use the power of presidency like the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> outside an emotional reaction from the shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching, it did mean a lot. >> we have six kids. that is how we will be judged. >> new and chilling details about adam lanza's past have emerged. according to the governor the rampage ended ten minutes after it began when lanza where he opened fire heard wailing sirens from law enforcement approaching and shot himself once in the head. >> we surmise it was during the second classroom episode that he heard responders coming and apparently decided to take his own life. >> also this morning, new clues about the 20-year-old shooter. computers and videos were removed from the lanza family home that could provide clues into his motive. friends of adam lanza's murdered mother nancy became concerned over the last few months about her son's behavioral issues. >> i think it was difficult for her to try to get him in r
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
of silence in connecticut. today marks one week since a gunman walked into sandy hook elementary and opened fire, 20 students were killed, six adults died. connecticut governor malloy is asking the entire nation to join his state in the moment of silence to honor those victims. church bells will ring 26 times. >>> since last friday the sandy hook community and the entire nation has been coping with the tragedy back-to-back funerals have been taking place all this week in connecticut. latest services took place yesterday for benjamin and jesse, both were 6-years-old. more services are scheduled for today and tomorrow. >>> abc news will air a will stream it live on abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama responding to an online petitionzwp)éhlling fr stricter gun laws in the wake of the school tragedy in connecticut. here's a portion of his comments moved to the white house website, just after 3:00 this morning. >> the president: i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. because if there is even one thing we can do as a country  our children, we hav
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts in the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this occurred. >> whatever the reason for the rampage, it
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this>> whatev. >> whatever the reason for the rampage, it will never make se
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
, happy, funn funny... >> the owner of a sandy hook hair salon is planning a cut athon to raise money for the families of the victim autos we want to do anything we can to help. we're here for anyone f you need anything just come n we're here for you. >> local high school students worked into the cold damp night, relighting the candles the rain snuffed out. >> walk by here, they can see this and this gives him hope happens. we can make it easier for the community. >> this friday morning at 9:30 the governor is calling for a nationwide moment of silence and asking churches to ring their°/q, bells 26 times, for eh of those killed in sandy hook elementary. >> todayr7ç the community in oakland came together during a special mass for victims of the sandy hook shooting. nick smith is live from the cathedral dral of christ the light church near lake merit. nick? >> good evening. it was a moving and respectful ceremony designed to pay tribute to those that lost their lives on friday in newtown, connecticut. >> the archbishop led the mass. >> that as we weep for brothers and sisters take it
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told her to play dead. she was the only one to make it out live. >> she was the first to run out of school building covered in blood from head to toe. in the first word said, mommy, i'm okay, but all my friends are dead. >> the pastor and the little girl's family is suffering survival's guilt. >> there are heavy hearts around the globe. as family and friends gathered for a service in newtown, president obama sp
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed inside his mother moved everyone to fathers. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it, i told them i was honored. >> reporter: so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. governor mallo
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
, being among those who were shot. >> you can tell she loved her job, she loved the kids. sandy hook was a safe school. >> just monday she tweeted this upbeat message about kindergartners making their own shopping list and paying the cashier at a local supermarket. only three victims were brought to the local hospital. two of them died. >> a number of us imagined what it must have felt like on 9/11 when there were people bracing for scores of injured and they didn't arrive. >> all day long the sight of ambulances driving slowly, lights not flashing. so few wounded to try to save. even more sad, the knowledge that so many families who showed up to pick up their children could not be re-united. a fact that is not lost on alexis's mother. >> you count your blessings every day. >> reporter: i'm really glad you're okay, alexis. you're pretty tough. you're pretty tough. adding to the shock, this place is such an unlikely venue for violence, a classic, small, sleepy southern new england town, where tonight they're following another part of the all-too-familiar script after these mass shooti
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> there are that no classes today at sandy hook elementary the school district is making plans to send surviving students to a former school building in a neighboring town. after jack pinto and noah are laid to rest the next funeral is set for tomorrow. >> by all accounts the shooter, kept mostly to himself, not many people knew him well. those that did saw no reason to fear him before saturday's killing spree. a neighbor says he was a quiet kid. ryan says he never saw any violent tendencies or red flags. >> he was really quiet. when we were doing something, building legos he was really focused on it. he was in his own world. >> coming up on "good morning america," the man who mentored adam lanza will give us his memories as a nation tries to understand why hit happened. >> bay area students going back to school for the first time since friday's shooting rampage. administrators will try to calm nerves and remind students, parents and staff the safety plans they have in place. amy is live in san francisco. >> reporter: if you know a teacher, then you probably are aware they spent a weekend in reflection.
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
the identities of the victims this morning. first we will go to sandy hook wi, connecticut with the very latest. >> good morning. this community is just beginning the process this unimaginable horror, innocent lives lost at school. >> it all started on a seemingly ordinary day in a most unlikeliest of places a sleepy new england town one of the worst mass shootings in this nation's history. >> sandy hooks stewed school. >> adam lanza seen as a teenager heading to the elementary school wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a semi automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols like these. >> everyone was scared. a really big kid in my class i have never seen him cry and he was crying. it was scary for all of us. >> police say lanza had shot his mother at her home and he went to the school killed 26 team mostly children and then himself. after the rampage ended teachers led the students single file from the schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. >> we got in lines and we had to close our eyes and we all put our hands on other people's shoulders and then hour teacher hold the first person'
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am PST
in the news room account latest. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school will remain closed still a secure crime scene. desks are being moved to a school in a nearby town where students will return to class no word on when. 6-year-old jessica will be buried today, several wakes are scheduled. two 6-year-old boys have already been laid to rest, jack pinto and noah posner. police are trying to get as much information as possible out of a computer found at the home of adam lanza and his mother it was wadly -- it was badly damaged like it was hit with a hammer. people who knew the lanzas are saying nancy knew her son was troubled and told people her son wouldn't leave the house any more. >> she home schooled him and everything. i knew he was on medication that's all i know. >> reporter: also, authorities have told abc news that the weapons used were purchased by nancy between 2010 and 2012. she took adam to a firing range at least once. qrnor of connecticut has called for a moment of silence and for church bells to ring this coming friday morning at the exact time of the shootings. katie marzu
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
somber day in sandy hook in 45 minutes more funerals are slated to get underway. here in the center of town, behind me the memorial has grown it extends back behind me, around the corner and far out of four more funerals will be held today for victims of friday's tragic shooting. three for children who died. >> it is hard to get your mind around it that someone so young would leave us in such a peaceful community over such a horrific event. >> reporter: teacher victoria soto will be laid to rest today. >> vicki died a hero she was protecting her children. which she loved very much. she didn't call them her students, she called them her kids. >> reporter: tuesday the sudden grim need for multiple funerals went on display in a painful new way when one serviced ined mourners left exchanging hugs with many waiting for the next service. >> i've never been in a situation like this where i'm watching a sea of people leaving a funeral for a child and another sea of people waiting at the side of the church trying to get in for the next funeral. >> reporter: students returned to school for th
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
on the vice president's meetings today. plus, how the sandy hook community is continuing to grieve. >>> new in concord, police investigating robbery at popular mall it happened in the parking lot of the sun valley mall near the macy's store 7:30 last night. a came came at her from behind pressed what she thinks was a gun against the back of her head and demanded money. >>> in the south bay, authorities are trying to find the gunman who opened fire on uniformed marine driving down a freeway. someone shot at the moving car on highway 85 in cupertino around 1 yesterday afternoon chp and sheriff's office trying to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured. >>> hewlett-packard facing new suit from a shareholder accusing the company of making false claims over acquisition of the british software giant autonomy last month american panel wrote down.8.8 million dollars citing accounting mistakes the suit says hp represented the original value, hp is reviewing the cl
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
... first, super storm sandy is good for car sfwhis. >> it is shocking. super storm sandy helped boost strong auto saelts. auto makers saw increases over the same time. much of the game because of cars lost in the storm being replaced. there are still more cars to be bought. estimated 100,000 cars and trucks will be needing to be replaced. i want to you remember that, too, when you're looking to buy preowned vehicles. many storm damaged models will make their way into the market. check to see what state that car came from. want a good reason to go shop agent goodwill? how about picking up an important art work for a song? it happened in milwaukee. an art frame caught karen's eye. >> i saw the signature. i called calder? i was surprised and thought surely no. i use bid goodwill loyalty card and ended up paying $12.34. >> there it is. it's worth $9,000. goodwill says it attempts to spot yimts like this, but some expensive items do slip through. >> you know, that is interesting. >> she has good taste. >> she does. >> thank you. >> oakland raiders fans we want to see your team pride for ra
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
's ahead if you're expecting a package this week. >> i'm meteorologist sandy patel. to record high temperatures today bu >> fans going to the 49ers today got a chance to make a child's christmas the best ever. members of operation dream called out for donated toysle the dry drive is partnered by the 49ers and the san francisco police department. even a small gift makes all the difference. >> kids need to know that people care about them. they need to know it's so much bigger than where they live. there's a whole world out there that they get to experience, and so when they know that people care about them, they start to go, oh, there's more to life. >> the gifts will be distributed throughout the city to children in public housing. >>> tomorrow might be just the second monday in december but it's suggested to be a record day for shipping by fedex, fedex expects to ship 19 million packages tomorrow alone, more than double the usual volume. between thanksgiving and christmas, they moved 280 million packages, up 1% from last year. >> gas prices are dropping just in time for the holida
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several more funerals will take place, following the massacre, including one for teacher victoria soto, the 27-year-old died while trying to hide her students. the chief medical examiner is taking another approach to could having clues about the shooting of the law enforcement is hoping a gwinnettist can provide answers into the behind -- a againist can provide answers into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast. >> this morning we didn't have black ice although i was cold enough. >>> we had thick frost this morn
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed. >> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light blue, evapor
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
it out. >>reporter: atmosphere changed drastically since the sandy hook tragedy and now the school emphasizing the policy that life learning academy takes zero tolerance approach to veils, threat of violence and can result in dismissal from the school. >> i feel in like they overreacted. >>reporter: why. >> because my daughter doesn't have a history of violence. she didn't threaten nebraska. at any time threaten herself. simply said she understood why. >>reporter: courtney says the poem are therapeutic way of expression herself but now it's up to the san francisco unified school district to decide if the poem is a form of art or a genuine threat to the safety of courtney fellow students. >> i spoke with the principal from the academy tonight and she would need to contact a district official and call me back. courtney mother is expecting to hear from the school district when school resumes on january seventh. back to you. >> okay thanks. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran l
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you know, you read it in the paper and see it in the news, you're like, oh, my god, then, you heard something happened close to home. it's like... i think i'm still in shock. >> but relieved shock as difficult as this story is too believe, imagine living it. learning your child's fate in bits and pieces. >> my neighbor heard gunshots. and then, i just said to her don't worry. she said no. i called the school, no one answered. >> someone came into the room and shotju4u a teacher. that is all i know. sorry. >> i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard kids were shot. i -- a teacher, miss ham ons was shotted. >> they waited. fearful parents and children. >> there were three children that came out. one was, had a very bloody face, it was very violent scene z there are two other ones that they were you know, they were in the arms of the state trooper. they did not move. their face was very pale. and it was very tragic
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 8:00am PST
. >> good morning, a short time ago a truck full of flowers arrived at sandy hook elementary school as the community begins to cope with the unimaginable horror of students lost at school. >> it all started on an ordinary day in unlikely places. a sleepy new england down, one of the worst mass shootings in this nation's history. >> authorities say 20-year-old adam lanza headed to sandy hook elementary school armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols. authorities have recovered more than three weapons. >> he was not voluntarily led into the school but forced his way into the school. >> hours before police say lanza had shot his mother at her home and headed to the school where he killed 26 people mostly children and himself. after the rampage ended, teachers led the students single fire to a nearby fire station. >> we had to close our eyes and put our hands on other people's shoulders and then our teacher held the first person's hand and led us out. >> frantic parents arrived at the school simply hoping to find their children alive. authorities are still
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
obama will be here to meet with the grieving families and attend a prayer vigil. sandy hook, connecticut. >>> and this breaking news, police just finished a news conference and among the things they talked about was recovering evidence. they said the weapons are being studied back to when they were being assembled. the weapons that shooter adam lanza had. they are still combing through the school and the vehicles and the cars around the school are being searched. when they finish the search they give them back to their owners. they are quite concerned about misinformation. misinformation is getting out there on social media from people posing as the shooter or other bogus players in this tragedy. we will have more from what they had to say at that news conference on abc7 news. >>> that grieving community in newtown came together for a vigil. they shared their stories and the sense of loss. a doctor who helped treat victims is deeply shaken by what he experienced. >> this is the darkest thing i ever walked into by far. i have been through medical training which is -- which has taught me a
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 5:00am PST
at a connecticut school. mark greenblatt has the latest from sandy hook element trip. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting another somber day here with more funerals expected to get underway shortly. in the center of town, the memorial behind me has been growing it now extents back around the corner and far out of -- now extends back around the corner and far out of side. four more funerals will be held today. three for children who died. >> it is hard to get your mind around it that someone so young would leave us in such a peaceful community over such a horrific event. >> reporter: teacher victoria soto will be laid to rest today. >> vicki died a hero she was protecting her children whichrñ she loved very much she didn't call them her students she called them her kids. >> reporter: tuesday the sudden grim need for multiple funerals went on display in a painful new way when the service for 6-year-old james ended mourners left exchanging hugs with many waiting outside for the next service for jessica, also 6-years-old. >> i've never been in a situation like this where i'm watching a sea of
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 5:00am PST
educators who died at sandy hook elementary. similar tributes all around the u.s. this morning. funeral services will take place today for three students and two staff members. abc news will air a special report during this morning's moment of silence 6:28 our time we will airqóg@ju here during the abc7 morning news. we will also stream it live on abc7news.com. >>> people in the southd80] baycs>ñjaá"ti tr""';y?÷ tribute during an interfaith vig=7 ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪élcp>> dozens joined last night's remembrance at the government center in san jose. speakers included two children moved by the tragedy. >> the idea that guns don't kill people, that people kill people is only an excuse. >> i wish that all the victims would rest in peace. >> many people wrote messages and left them on t<ñmjç vigil tree pictures of those who died in connecticut hang from the tree. you can place your on tribute on that tree any time during regular business hours. >>> this morning san francisco police are still investigating whether a driver involved in a hit-and-run in the twin the influence of drugs or alco
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
, that normally good advice went awry. sandy is showing us the drill. traveling widely taking a carry on with the must have items. earlier this year, on a trip to italy, things got off to a rocky start for sandy and her husband. >> they're told on the plane before we got on the plane that the overhead bins were full. check your carry on. which is what we did. >> then, what happened? >> then, we got to rome exit wasn't there. >> took took insights and sounds of italy. they bought new. luggage arrived they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples, pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus. and then, we had to take a cab from the airport to the train station where we were going to roevm -- rome. >> sandy put in a claim for cost. >> under wear, pajamas, a sweater, jacket, then we had to$1b+Ñ buy a bus ticket to the naples airport then cab fare to the train station. >> what did she bill the airline? less than 70s itdz can't come, so i decided okay. 7 on your side is going to be my way of getting the money back. soy did contact 7 on your side. and was called back. he c
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
cousin had two children at sandy hook elementary who escaped. >> they shut the phone off but basically i'm getting a post from facebook, and i'll probably talk to their grandmother in the next couple of days. >> they held their vigil for an hour, which was longer than the organizer expected. >> my husband counted 49 people, which rain and cold and just found out about it a few hours ago. >> across the bay in san francisco, another group braved the explain the cold. children held signs spelling out their calls for action. these vigils that have sprung across the bay and the country have a similar team. people showing support for the family families of those lost and to call for change. >> we have had unfortunately a number of shocking shootings within the last year. i don't know what it takes to reach a tipping point. i'll be curious to see if this is a tipping point. >> ama: stay with an answer -- abc-7 news for continuing coverage. you can get updates anytime al abc7.com. >> we had a little bit of a break tonight, but it was a wet start to the weekend, this video shot earlier today as t
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 6:00am PST
's history. it has reignited that debate. live in sandy hook connecticut. good morning. >> good morning. every corner of this community is still mourning the loss of those innocent lives. every where you go people are shaking. the schools they are going to be closed tomorrow for more day of grieving. >> overnight they had vigils even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. he described the last time he saw his daughter emily. >> she said she loved me i gave her a kiss and i went out the door. >> emily is one of the victims all of the children 1st graders 6 or 7 years old. 6 adults were also killed among them the school principal and psychologist both married with children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter in order to protect her sue dents as was the school psychologist. >> the grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this probably is the worst i have ever seen. >> we are learning more about adam lanza the 22-year-old shooter heavily armed and coded in kevlar came in by breaking the gla
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-year-old daniel barden, who wanted to be one of them when he grew up. today, vice president joe biden will begin meeting with law enforcement officials to discuss how to prevent another tragedy like newtown. we're going to have more on those talks coming up in just a moment. >>> and new concerns about marijuana and prescription drug use among teens this morning. a new survey finds 23% of high school seniors now admit smoking pot in the last month alone. 7% say they smoke it every day. and 1 in 12 teens now admits to using the stimulant adderall, which treats attention deficit disorder. a significant increase from just three years ago. >>> and finally, a $500 million mystery this morning after a whole lot more than a prayer was left at jerusalem's holiest of sites. a visitor at the famed western wall found an envelope, you guys. it was filled with more than 500 checks, each written for $1 million. the checks were signed but not
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. earlier this year on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season -- sandy and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sights and sounds of italy, but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy a bus ticket from there to the naples airport and cab fair to the train station. >> and what did she bill the airline? less than $70. >> it didn't come, it didn't come, it didn't come, so finally i decided,
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processions. >> abc news is there with the story. >> yet another funeral of a young victim. firefighters were at the memorial for daniel, who dreamed of becoming a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringi
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
moves forward to prevent more tragedies like what happened at sandy hook. mar7pw greenblatt is live in connecticut. >> reporter:iziúk good morning. we are expecting more funeral processions to roll through town. that as the president is endorsing sweeping new gun restrictions. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest in heaven. processions seemed to spread across connecticut for the shooting victims, both children and adults, more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> upsetting that these young kids had their lives taken from them so early. >> reporter: mourners paid respect to teacher and principal. >> i think any teacher would do what she did. and not blink and just do whatever had to be done to protect those children. >> reporter: a rebirth of sorts also underway at a new school. some got their first look at their new classrooms on loan from a neighboring town. ç,dÑz principal taking the helm will come out of re
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
is helping hurricane sandy victims with his annual giveaway. the secret santa hands out $100 bills. >> $500, will that help you? >> going to my tower. >> it's not every day a complete stranger will pay your bills but sometimes the most unlikely miracles do happen. >> must have drop that. >> no. >> got to be yours. >> oh, my god. are you serious? >> the culprit? secret santa, the unidentified miracle worker whose acts of kindness are bringing people to tears throughout the country. >> oh, gosh. i feel like i just got million dollars. >> he goes from city to city surprising folks with $100 bills, sometimes spending up to $100,000 a year. >> it's not about the money. it's really about committing random acts of kindness. one of the great things we can do. >> he has been spreading holiday cheer since 2006 after the original secret santa, larry stewart, was diagnosed with cancer. >> i asked him if he had any regrets. he regretted he couldn't have helped more people. i told him i'm going to take as many hundred dollar bills as i can and stamp your name on them and pass them out. >> this year he ma
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
records today but that will be changing. of sandy is here now with a look at live copler 7 hd. sandhya. >> on live doppler 7 hd clear skies except for a few patches of fog in the valley. visibility is dropping in santa rosa right now point 2 miles so fog pretty thick. that's the case for the morning commute. patches of dense fog. temperatures right now as you can see low 40's to the mid 50's. another chilly night ahead. grab a sweater or jacket. the high for today. 72 in downtown oakland. broke previous record of 68. skype in mountain view was a tie and oakland airport tied the previous record coming in at 71 degrees in you can say farewel farewell. to this mild to warm weather. we have rain coming. possibly snow here. we may even talking about some hail. back with the timing of the next cold storm in a few minutes. >> okay thanks. >> pleasant hill investigate yet another miami bomb incident. a parent spotted the device outside the office at pleasanton elementary school at 1:00 o'clock. classes had been dismissed but police put the school on lock down as precaution on friday
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
for victims of hurricane sandy. >>> holiday warning if you are ordering ups online. we'll show you where there -- ordering packages online. we'll show you where there's is a thief. >>> michael >>> welcome back. 6:15. these are at the reporting stations which tend to be warmer than your neighborhood, mid 30s, 33 to 35° napa, san rafael, santa rosa, fairfield, concord livermore, 39 san jose, 38 los gatos. redwood city 37 everybody else in the low to mid 40s captainly cooler. the winds are calm to about six miles per hour there is no wind chill this morning. upper 30s to mid 40s through 7:00, near 50 at noon low to mid 50s mostly sunny 4:00 grab a coat this evening mid 40s light rain tomorrow another system will bring lighter rain saturday finally sunday we get a break with mid to upper 50s. >>> watch out new warning about home deliveries. there's a package thief on the loose in fremont. camera caught him in the act. driver of that white car casually walks up to the front door of a home, grabs a package off the doorstep, uses his jacket to conceal it and drives off. this happened last satu
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Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
the santa clara county building for a community vigil honoring those killed inked sandy hook elementary shooting. >> we are 3000 miles away but we understand our own children are vulnerable and neighbors. >>reporter: county supervisor hosted event that began with a moment of silence. >> the fear starts to go away when we begin to convene people, to unify people around a common cause and non-violence is the ultimate common cause that. >> cause inspired seventh grader an that to speak at the vigil. >> i think we all realize there's a major problem in the united states. >>reporter: at just 12 years old she joined the debate over gun control. >> the idea that guns don't kill people that people kill people is only an excuse. >>reporter: she wants to prevent tragedy lake the sandy hook shooting from ever happening again. 10-year-old nick a agrees he came to show his respect for the victims. >> i feel in bad for all the people that got killed by the gunman and i just wanted to say what i felt because i'm about their able. >>reporter: so he wrote a message to the family and placed it on t
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
already battered by hurricane sandy. today -- the streets flooded again. and back here in syracuse, crews have cleared many of the main roads, moving these mountains of snow. but tonight, the fear, as the temperature drops, the slush turns to ice, making travel even more difficult. authorities say if you don't have to be out here, stay home. david? >> john schriffen leading us off tonight in syracuse, new york. john, our thanks to you. i want to bring in the chief meteorologist at our power house station there in boston, harvey leonard at channel five. harvey, always great to see you. you were telling us, another big part of the story, not just the snow we saw there in john's piece, but the rain and the winds there in new england. >> yeah, great to be working with you, david. and i got to tell you, the wind gusted to just about hurricane force, along the coast of massachusetts. in addition, rainfall amounts, two and three inches, localized flooding. and the big wind did cause problems at the time of high tide. fortunately, the tides were low. if they were high, there would have been a lot
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Dec 28, 2012 1:05am PST
since the sandy hook tragedy and now the school emphasizing the policy that life learning academy takes zero tolerance approach to veils, threat of violence and can result in dismissal from the school. >> i feel in like they overreacted. >>reporter: why. >> because my daughter doesn't have a history of violence. she didn't threaten nebraska. at any time threaten herself. simply said she understood why. >>reporter: courtney says the poem are therapeutic way of expression herself but now it's up to the san francisco unified school district to decide if the poem is a form of art or a genuine threat to the safety of courtney fellow students. >> i spoke with the principal from the academy tonight and she would need to contact a district official and call me back. courtney mother is expecting to hear from the school district when school resumes on january seventh. back to you. >> okay thanks. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles boston and for
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. l
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Dec 5, 2012 1:05am PST
recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if you take good photos or video we want to see them to ureport kgo-tv.com. >>> a missing couple feared caught b
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
york. >> ama: well, let's get a check on the weather with sandy patel. our weather is changing. >> let's show you an outside shot. you can see how beautiful it alongs towards the golden gate bridge here. lots of sunshine out there. a few high clouds and that's it. let's go to live doppler 7hd right now and i'll show you what it looks like from this perspective. skies are clear. and we have no rain to speak of right now but our own radar on mt. st. helena will be tracking rain. today was warm, mild to warm, depending on where you are, and warm enough to set records. keptfield, 70 degrees, tied the previous record. 66 at the oakland airport. that actually broke its previous record by one degree. downtown oakland with 70 degrees. san jose, 67. up to 67 in half moon bay. san francisco, 66 degrees and a nice day down in upper napa area. 71 today. here are your current temperatures. still mild. 68 in oakland. 63 in san francisco. we have 66 degrees in san rafael. here are the highlights. clear and cold in the valleys tonight. sunny and mild weather on monday and rain returns tuesday night, i
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Dec 14, 2012 4:30am PST
for sandy victims. they will debate the bill on monday. republicans are looking at a smaller initial package to cover immediate needs. they are awaiting for more detailed evidence on damages for additional spending. meantime, the teachers' union are pledging a billion dollars to help repair roads and bridges >>> blue shield is proposing raising rates as much as 20% to individual policyholders. >> shame on you! >> past rate hikes have attracted molesters outside offices in san francisco. under the plan, the average rate hike would be 12% but some could see rate increases as high as 20%. consumer groups point to their huge cash reserve and nearly 4 bye and say some of the money should be used to off set the rate increase. they say the money is needed it can pay all climbs. >> if you get up extra early to go for a run, new research suggests that best time may be the afternoon. they used mice how exercise affects the internal clock. they thought they would see the best results from morning exercise but instead, mice that ran later make more proteins. >> it's 4:57. a pair of powerful earthquakes
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Dec 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
in connecticut. in fact two of her cousins were among those who were at sandy hook elementary school yesterday, and they managed to escape. now, i will be talking with her a little later. the organizer of the vigil tells me the tragedy in connecticut has seemed to touch a nerve because there are several similar vigils being organized across the country just like this one, and this one is just about to begin as it is in progress, obviously, we'll be staying here and we'll have more details on this one coming up a little later on in the evening. reporting live in alameda, sergio quintana. abc-7 news. >> ama: the united way of western connecticut has started a donation drive for the victims of the shooting. there's a link to the web page as abc7news.com. just click on "see it on tv". you can also post this badge to your facebook wall, silent show of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. it's available at face book.com/abc-7 news. >>> the bay area, authorities in san francisco and oakland are working to get guns off the streets. we're live from san francisco hall of justice where a look at
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Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
at an elementary school. one of she peekers has two cousins who attend sandy hook. both sir individual. >>> in san francisco, city supervisor organized a vigil. this was at the corn ore of silver avenue and mission street. speakers talked about working together to bring peace and the importance of addressing the issue of people with mental health needs. >>> we are live tonight at grace cathedral where a special service is being held to remember the victims. cornell? >> for decades, holiday concerts have been a tradition here at grace cathedral on knob hull but tonight something different, pausing to remember the shooting victims in connecticut. ♪. reporter: the cathedral's choir master was so moved by the tragedy he wrote a special arrangements of silent night for today's concert, a moving tribute to lives lost. the bishop says now i the time to reflect year. >> we gather as things are shadowy and gloomy and dark and try to lift the spirits of people. you also have to say something. you can't just smile, you can't just sing good happy songs at christmas and not acknowledge the heartbreak of chri
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
to this community, again, tonight at 6:00. live in sandy hook, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> well, there will be a memorial for the victims of the tragedy tonight here in the bay area on the peninsula. a service of remembrance getting underway in burlingame. this service begins at 7:00 p.m.yi?v on the church on easton krif. >> shooting prompted two state agencies to review their plans for schools and work place as cross california. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether situation has gone gothen worse or better. >> in light of the shooting state asked all california
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
. paul simon is a friend of soto's family and he sang one of her favorite songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school. crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has
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Dec 21, 2012 11:00am PST
killed inside sandy hook elementary. the moment of silence was held 9:30 this morning when the gunman began his rampage in the school one week ago killing six adults and 20 children. the remembrance of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tweet beforehand that says: 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults, together we will carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. earlier today, the president released a video responding to an online petition signed by more than 400,000 asking for an immediate introduction of gun control legislation in congress. >> the president: i wanted to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: for the first time since the shooting the nra hold a news conference. the group did not promise any changes to its policies. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: two protesters briefly stopped the event. >> nra stop killing our children! >> reporter: as the gun control debate intensifies more
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Dec 26, 2012 1:05am PST
. that is our report. m >> today on "katie," the television debut of broadway hit "annie." >> come on, sandy! >> everyone's favorite hard-life orphans are back. katie: there's only one person missing. who is that? >> annie! >> after a search a new red-headed star is born. >> ♪ tomorrow tomorrow i love you tomorrow ♪ >> plus, an "annie" trivia showdown. >> punjab. >> in your face! >> it's an "annie" all-star show. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheers and applause] katie: hi everyone! hi! so, hi everybody, welcome, have a seat. are you excited? because i am so excited today. i love musicals, and i love this brotherhood way musical in particular. you picked a fantastic day to be here in our audience. you're getting two shows for the price of one. actually our tickets are free, so even better. the new cast of "annie" is here, which is so exciting. [cheers and applause] it's their first national tv appearance, and the 35th anniversary revival opens on broadway november 8. we're giving you all a preview performance. it's one of the most beloved musicals ever, an
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Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
be at 3 to 4%, it is only at .7. hurricane sandy taking some of the blame for the low sales. also, the possibility of the fiscal cliff, some think americans are feeling skittish. retailers hope shoppers will come out today to help push numbers up, help their bottom line as they close out this holiday season. the stores are opening here in san mateo and all over the bay area, old navy opening at 5:00 this morning. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> storm watch coverage, all of this rain has caused flooding in some areas. sonoma county, road closures last night. highway 12 and 121 in shellville remains closed for now south of sonoma, it is expected to reopen sometime today. tomas roman shows the difficult driving conditions throughout the bay area. >> reporter:f+tñc this is too common a sight for many here. highway 120 with one and highway 12 floods after heavy rain then becomes a river when high tide occurs. rain was heavy throughout the bay area in american canyon highway 12 and red top roads streets became flooded after 5 p.m.. umbrellas were necessary. rain poured down on mcdonald
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